Integrating the Family into Treatment – Webinar

This webinar will describe and demonstrate various ways clinicians can engage families in the therapeutic process. Working with families helps achieve optimal communication and strengthens relationships. The instructors will discuss how to talk and work with families starting with the initial screening, through treatment and up to discharge. They will suggest ways clinicians can encourage parents, spouses, siblings, etc. to support their own and the client's recovery.

Date:  December 3, 2014 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Family Involvement in Juvenile Justice:  Navigating the Juvenile Justice System

Highlights strategies to help families understand the juvenile justice system and learn how to access services. Model approaches from Washington and Illinois will be featured.

Date:  December 4, 2014 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Prescription Drug Abuse

This webinar looks at the scope of prescription drug abuse in the US and demonstrates how the problem is deeply rooted in our culture.  It explores the legal, societal and educational obstacles to finding a remedy to the drug abuse epidemic.

Date:   December 9, 2014 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Engaging Youth and Young Adults through Social Media

Social media continues to be an important tool for youth and young adults to connect with the world and with each other. Get the latest research and statistics on how youth and young adults are using social media, and how your organization can strategically use social media to engage with youth and young adults. Learn what platforms youth and young adults are using and how you can create a simple social media strategy to more effectively reach this audience.

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM Eastern Time

Cultural Competencies

Developing cultural competence requires examining biases and prejudices and developing cross-cultural skills. Cultural competence requires that social workers, other practitioners and organizations have a defined set of values and principles, and demonstrate behaviors, attitudes, policies, and structures that enable them to work effectively cross-culturally.

Date:  December 10, 2014 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Health Insurance Enrollment Webinar

NAMI Maryland will host a webinar, presented by the Mental Health Association of Maryland and the Maryland Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform, on Thursday, December 11th at 4:30 pm. This webinar will focus on the importance of health literacy and what that means for consumers - both in terms of selecting a plan and then getting the coverage they need.  Participants will gain an understanding of:

General health literacy concepts and how those are important in selecting a plan that best fits their needs. 
How to use their new coverage to get the care they need; and
How Maryland's new health reform initiatives affect them and how they can engage in the process.

Date:  Thursday December 11, 2014 | 4:30 PM -- 5:30 PM Eastern Time


Older Americans Behavioral Health:  Webinar Series

This series provides an opportunity to learn about critical behavioral health conditions and problems affecting older adults, including prescription medication misuse and abuse, suicide, depression, and anxiety and evidence-based prevention and treatment programs to address these problems.

Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Organizations

This training is intended for victim service providers who work within an agency that is interested in and willing to implement policies, supervisory techniques, and training that support resiliency.

Date:  Ongoing.